Australia, the sixth-largest country in the world by land area, is special in many ways. It is the only country that maps an entire continent. Many know this country as ‘The Land Down Under’. Locals lovingly refer to it as ‘Oz’. The special features of Australia include spectacular landscapes, cultural diversity, and rich cultural heritage. It is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. people with one of the oldest cultures in the world, the Aborigines, were the original inhabitants of the country, and they still continue to reside here.
International tourists love Australia for its warm welcome and hospitality, as well as its biodiversity. Some flora and fauna in Australia are exclusive to this country, that is, you won’t be able to find it anywhere else in the world. Was Australia always a part of your bucket list of travel destinations? Let us offer you more reasons to love Australia! Underneath, we mention some of the extraordinary cities in Australia and provide you with more excuses to undertake that Australian trip in 2020.
The trip to any country is incomplete without exploring its capital. Canberra is also special because of other reasons, one of them being that it is the largest inland city of the country. This city offers you both-modern architecture and natural beauty. If you wish to escape to the countryside, you can do so within fifteen minutes in this city. You can explore world-famous galleries, museums, and breweries in Canberra. If you time your visit well, you could enjoy celebrating one of the many amazing festivals of this city like Floriade (celebration of spring blooms). At Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, you could see kangaroos. The National Library of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin, New Parliament House, and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House are some of the tourist attractions worth visiting in Canberra.
Sydney, New South Wales
This city has the country’s main gateway to the world – the international air terminal. It is highly probable that you will start your Australian tour from Sydney. You cannot miss the impressive Sydney Harbour and the bridge on it. Sydney Opera House, Blue Mountains, and the Sydney Tower have also lured tourists for ages. Nature-lovers must visit the Taronga Zoo, Bondi Beach, and Royal Botanical Gardens. For a different and pleasurable experience, visit a dirt bike shop and pick up one of Yamaha dirt bikes as a means to explore the city.
If you love being outdoors, Cairns is the city for you. You can spend some time relaxing on the beaches. If you are up for some adventure, you could explore the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest. Cairns is a great place to enjoy some fresh seafood or tropical fruits.
If you intend to spend some time at The Great Barrier Reef, then you should start your journey from Cairns. It is so close to the UNESCO World Heritage site that it is almost a gateway to it. The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest coral reef system in the world.
This city is popular as the ‘20 minute city’ because it is possible to reach any major attraction of the city within twenty minutes. Adelaide wins hearts with its fantastic transportation facilities and excellent infrastructure. From Adelaide, it is easy to access the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. The National Park is yet another UNESCO World Heritage site that you can visit.
This city is also famous as the world’s most livable city. In Melbourne, there are plenty of amazing places to see and fun activities to take part in. You could view the breathtaking collections of art at The National Gallery of Victoria, have some delicious street food at Queen Victoria Market, or enjoy the company of a colony of penguins at Phillip Island. If you feel up to it, take a balloon ride over Melbourne for a bird’s-eye view of the entire city.
Darwin, Northern Territory
Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory. This city is famous for its colorful markets and delicacies. Once here, you can easily access and explore the Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. At Crocosaurus Cove in the city center, you can safely hold a baby crocodile and observe the life of old crocodiles. If you want to experience an adrenaline rush and feel the need for more adventure, try going on the Cage of Death (an enclosure that dangles above snapping crocodiles). In George Brown Darwin Botanical Gardens, you can see some of the most exotic plants. You could take a tour of the entire city on a red bus – The Darwin Explorer.
The sunset scene in Darwin is famous and is one of the best in the world, so you definitely need to spend an evening to see that. A moonlit movie experience at Deckchair Cinema could be the best end to a perfect day out in Darwin.
The beautiful coastline, parks, restaurants, and vineyards make Perth a popular tourist destination. If you have never tried Kayaking before, you could try it at the Swan River. It is possible to see the magnificent humpback whales from a cruise if you visit Perth in the right season (September to December). You cannot leave Perth without spending a day on its famous beaches.
This city is perfect for those looking for fun and adventure. It offers opportunities for surfing, enjoying aboriginal dance performances, having fun at theme parks, and dancing at nightclubs. You could meet Australia’s famous marsupials, kangaroo and koalas, at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
This city, built around the river with the same name, is one of the oldest in Australia. It is the place for those who love to be around water. You could enjoy activities by the riverside or at the beaches and islands. At Moreton Island, you could try sand-boarding over dunes. Mount Coot, Lone Pine, Kangaroo Point, and Story Bridge are some of the other main attractions of this city.
The new decade offers a fresh opportunity to explore the beautiful nation that is Australia. From your Australian tour, you could bring home happy memories of marsupials, barbecues, and beaches. Australia provides the best environment to relax and rejuvenate. This is the right time to set your itinerary for an invigorating tour of this unique destination.